♲ Phil Stracchino (firstname.lastname@example.org) 2018-11-25 17:27:52:
Seven minutes of terror
The Insight mission lander will reach Mars at about 3pm US-Eastern tomorrow. For seven minutes during re-entry, the spacecraft will be out of communication, wrapped in a sheet of plasma created by its re-entry. NASA will not know until Insight comes out of the plasma sheath whether it successfully re-entered or not.
NASA mission controllers call this the Seven Minutes of Terror.
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